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Augustus Emmett Maxwell

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States
Death: May 05, 1903 (82)
Chipley, Washington County, Florida, United States
Place of Burial: Section 11, Space 1, Lot 24, Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Simeon Maxwell and Elizabeth Maxwell
Husband of Julia Hawks Maxwell and Sarah Roane Maxwell
Father of Walker A. Maxwell; Judge Evelyn C. Maxwell; John E Maxwell; Lucy Brockenbrough Meade and Elizabeth V. Wilson
Brother of Amanda Williams; Elvira Hepzibah Burns and Josephine I Maxwell

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About Augustus E. Maxwell, US Congress

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Augustus_Maxwell

Augustus Emmett Maxwell (September 21, 1820–May 5, 1903) was a United States Representative from Florida as well as a senator in the Confederate Congress representing Florida.


Early life


Maxwell was born in Elberton, Georgia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1841 and was admitted to the Alabama bar association in 1843. After practicing law in Eutaw, Alabama, he moved to Tallahassee, Florida, in 1845, the year Florida became a U.S. state.


Political career


Maxwell was the Florida Attorney General in 1846 and 1847, a member of the Florida House of Representatives in 1847, Secretary of State of Florida in 1848, and a member of the Florida Senate in 1849 and 1850. As a Democrat, Maxwell represented Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1853 to 1857.


After Florida seceded from the United States and during the American Civil War, he served in the senate of both the First and Second Confederate Congress (but not in the predecessor Provisional Confederate Congress). Maxwell and Jackson Morton were the only two people to represent Florida in both the United States Congress and the Confederate Congress in their lifetimes.


After the war, Maxwell was named to the Florida Supreme Court in 1865, but resigned the next year. He later returned to the court, serving from 1887 to 1891. http://www.floridasupremecourt.org/about/gallery/maxwell.shtml

Maxwell died in Chipley and was buried in Pensacola.


Maxwell's grandson, Emmett Wilson, also represented Florida in the U.S. House of Representatives. His father-in-law, Walker Anderson, and his son, Evelyn C. Maxwell, both also served on the Florida Supreme Court.

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Augustus E. Maxwell, US Congress's Timeline

1820
September 21, 1820
Elberton, Elbert County, Georgia, United States
1844
March 16, 1844
Age 23
Alabama
1846
1846
Age 25
1860
1860
Age 39
1863
1863
Age 42
1865
1865
Age 44
1903
May 5, 1903
Age 82
Chipley, Washington County, Florida, United States
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Pensacola, Escambia County, Florida, United States